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We share a common desire to communicate and be connected with others.  Mike Mangione is a musician and singer-songwriter who has devoted his life to achieve this connection with others through his craft.  Now, Mike wants to hear others tell their story as he sits with public figures to discuss their careers, inspirations, success and failures in reaching others through their work.   Join Mike as he connects the temporal to the stars, the time to the mystery, the Time and The Mystery.

T&M 29: Fr Matt Foley 

 

T&M 29: Father Matt Foley - Priest & Friend of Chris Farley

Growing up in the 90s there was no bigger show for me than Saturday Night Live, and no bigger cast member than Chris Farley. When I was a student at Marquette University, I used to imagine fellow alum, Farley, running late for class through the academic yard … as seen in the movie Tommy Boy. Anytime I share my story of touring and living in a van for two years it is almost guaranteed someone wittingly responds, “Was it down by a river?” – a quote from Chris Farley’s iconic motivational speaker character, Matt Foley. I have always felt a strong connection to Chris especially after I heard that he was a practicing Catholic, like myself. I have always related to the very honest and human sweet/troubled reality that Chris lived. Not for any glorified reasons but rather for its honest, hopeful, and redemptive qualities. Chris was not perfect and neither am I. I have always felt like I could relate to him, though never knowing him, somewhat on that level. So when I found out that his SNL character Matt Foley was named after his college rugby buddy turned Catholic priest, Army Chaplin, and Afghanistan veteran, Father Matt Foley – and Fr. Matt lived an hour and a half away from me – I thought, I absolutely have to meet this man and talk about who he is, his friend Chris, their relationship, and their faith. Enjoy Time & The Mystery:  Conversations with Father Matt Foley.

T&M 28: Sam Witwer (Part 2)  

 

T&M 27: Sam Witwer (Part 2) - Actor/Musician/Voice Wizard

Before the role of Aidan Waite on the show Being Human, Doomsday on Smallville or the countless voice acting roles for the Star Wars franchise …  Sam Witwer was a roleplaying, sci-fi loving, bass slapping, trench coat wearing punk from the northern suburbs of Chicago… known to his peers as Stew.  How do we know this?  Because Mike and Stew were neighbors.  Join them as they discuss the bands, shows, car rides, influences and drama they have shared together as well their current work and the purpose behind it in this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Sam Witwer.

Track Listing:

1. Alone - The Crashtones

2. Black Dress - The Crashtones

3. Dexter Scene

 

T&M 27: Sam Witwer (Part 1)  

 

T&M 27: Sam Witwer (Part 1) - Actor

Before the role of Aidan Waite on the show Being Human, Doomsday on Smallville or the countless voice acting roles for the Star Wars franchise …  Sam Witwer was a roleplaying, sci-fi loving, bass slapping, trench coat wearing punk from the northern suburbs of Chicago… known to his peers as Stew.  How do we know this?  Because Mike and Stew were neighbors.  Join them as they discuss the bands, shows, car rides, influences and drama they have shared together as well their current work and the purpose behind it in this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Sam Witwer.

Track Listing:

1. The Night I Knew - The Crashtones

2. Forgetten - The Crashtones

3. If I Could - The Crashtones

4. Excerpt From "Once Upon A Time"

T&M 26: Leo Manzano (Part 2) 


T&M 26: Leo Manzano (Part 2)  - Runner / 2x Olympian / 1500m Silver Medalist

Part 2 of the Leo Manzano Saga!  In this episode Leo and Mike talk the Olympic experience ... yup, its pretty crazy stuff folks.The amount of talent, work and grit required to qualify for the Olympics has always fascinated Mike. Despite lacking all three qualities, Mike has always attributed his lack of Olympic success on his being vertically limited … well … that excuse was destroyed when Mike met professional runner, 2 time Olympian, 1500 meter silver medalist and fellow human of 5’5 stature, Leo Manzano. Leo’s story is nothing short of inspirational. With mounds of raw talent and determination, Leo went from starting his running career in hiking boots and jeans to wearing his own brand of shoe, gracing the side of a coke can and taking silver at the 2012 games in London. On a warm December afternoon in Texas, Leo took time from training to sit with Mike and dive into the Time & Mystery of his remarkable career and life. Join us at the table in part 2 of this 2 part saga … Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Leo Manzano.

T&M 25: Leo Manzano (Part 1) 



T&M 25: Leo Manzano (Part 1)  - Runner / 2x Olympian / 1500m Silver Medalist

The amount of talent, work and grit required to qualify for the Olympics has always fascinated Mike.  Despite lacking all three qualities, Mike has always attributed his lack of Olympic success on his being vertically limited … well … that excuse was destroyed when Mike met professional runner, 2 time Olympian, 1500 meter silver medalist and fellow human of 5’5 stature, Leo Manzano.  Leo’s story is nothing short of inspirational.  With mounds of raw talent and determination, Leo went from starting his running career in hiking boots and jeans to wearing his own brand of shoe, gracing the side of a coke can and taking silver at the 2012 games in London.  On a warm December afternoon in Texas, Leo took time from training to sit with Mike and dive into the Time & Mystery of his remarkable career and life.  Join us at the table in part 1 of this 2 part saga … Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Leo Manzano.


 

T&M 24: D.A Wallach 

T&M D.A Wallach - Musician/Investor

To describe D.A Wallach in one word is impossible.  One sentence? Near impossible.  In one podcast?  You be the judge.  While attending Harvard University, D.A’s newly formed band, Chester French, made a bold decision … to stop playing shows.  Instead, they got jobs at the university’s studio, learned the trade and made a record.  This decision lead to a bidding war between Kanye West & Pharrell Williams, touring the world, a 2nd record, a cameo in the movie La La Land and his current passion, investing in the sciences.  Above all of these accomplishments, what impressed Mike the most was how incredibly kind and enjoyable D.A is to be with.  So, pull up the chair, put your thinking caps on and plug into this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with D.A Wallach.

Track List:
1. C'mon - Chester French
2. Not Over You - Chester French
3. Every Time You Walk Away - D.A Wallach
4. Interesting Times (Acoustic) - Chester French
5. Black Girls - Chester French

T&M 23: Miles Nielsen 

 

T&M 23: Miles Nielsen - Songwriter/Rocker Supreme

Most assume the musician touring lifestyle is a dream … even glamorous at times. What people often don’t realize is the tremendous amount of sacrifice it requires, and even more so if the artist has a family. Miles Nielsen knows this sacrifice all too well both as a father and as the son of Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. Join Mike and Miles as they discus this lifestyle, why they do it and how to make the most of it in this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Miles Nielsen.

Track Listing:
1. Heavy Metal - Heavy Metal
2. Tongue Tied - Daytrotter 
3. Is This Life - Heavy Metal
4. This Is Love - Heavy Metal
5. Dear Kentucky - Miles Nielsen Presents The Rusted Hearts

T&M 22: Archbishop Joseph F Naumann of Kansas City 

T&M 22: Archbishop Joseph F Naumann of Kansas City

Through Mike’s work with theologian/author (and T&M episode 5 guest) Christopher West he has gotten to know many religious public figures.  One whose path continues to cross with Mike’s is Archbishop Joseph F Naumann of Kansas City.  One fall day, while touring through Kansas, Mike sat with the Archbishop to learn more about who he is and how he came to be through tragedy, his community and a strong faith.   Come, join the table in this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Archbishop Joseph F Naumann .

Track Listing:
1. Exordium - There and Back Purchase Here
2. Slowdown - Tenebrae Purchase Here
3. The Offering - Offering Purchase Here
4. Mercy Street - Daytrotter Session Purchase Here

T&M 21: Peter Mulvey  



T&M 21: Peter Mulvey - Singer/Songwriter/Great Human

When Mike began playing shows at Marquette University, few Milwaukee artists were making things happen on a national level. Peter Mulvey, who is ten years older, had the label, the records, the tour dates and artist collaborations to inspire any budding musician. Over the last ten years, Mike and Peter’s paths have crossed multiple times, recently, recording a cover for Mike’s Three Days EP. Peter’s songwriting, voice and technical skill are second only to his heart and humanity. On a warm summer morning, these two troubadours came together and journeyed deep into the essence of performance, the mystery and … bike riding. Join them in this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Peter Mulvey.

Track Listing:
1. The Trouble With Poets - Notes From Elsewhere
2. Shirt - Notes From Elsewhere
3. Trempealeau - Silver Ladder
4. Dynamite Bill - Letters From A Flying Machine
5. Knuckleball Suite - Letters From Elsewhere

T&M 20: Tom Shillue (Part 2)  

T&M 20: Tom Shillue (Part 2) - Comedian & TV Show Host

 


 

Here is part 2 of Mike and Tom's 2 part conversation.  Growing up in Norwood, Massachusetts, Tom Shillue was simply a funny kid with a passion for the story. It wasn’t until his high school superintendent made him sign a contract to attend college, that Tom’s colorful course began to unfold before him. Now, an accomplished comedian and the host of Fox’s Red Eye, Tom finds himself at the helm of a fruitful and versatile career. Join Mike and Tom as they journey through the early years, developing an artistic identity and being in a barbershop quartet with Jimmy Fallon and Sting in this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Tom Shillue.

Track Listing:
1. Surgical Errors - Overconfident
2. Lay Down - Three Days EP - Mike Mangione

T&M 19: Tom Shillue (Part 1) 

T&M 19: Tom Shillue (Part 1) - Comedian & TV Show Host

 

Growing up in Norwood, Massachusetts, Tom Shillue was simply a funny kid with a passion for the story.  It wasn’t until his high school superintendent made him sign a contract to attend college, that Tom’s colorful course began to unfold before him.  Now, an accomplished comedian and the host of Fox’s Red Eye, Tom finds himself at the helm of a fruitful and versatile career.  Join Mike and Tom as they journey through the early years, developing an artistic identity and being in a barbershop quartet with Jimmy Fallon and Sting in Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Tom Shillue.  This is part 1 of a 2 episode conversation.

Track List:
1. Roxane - Rag Time Gals (The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon)
2. I'm Cool - Overconfident
3. Flash Light Tag - Overconfident
4. I'm An Artist - Overconfident

T&M 18: Three Days Listening Party & The Stories Between 



Join Mike as he tells the story behind how the “Three Days EP” came into existence. At a unique point in his life, Mike decided to jump into a random and new project that ventured out of his comfort zone. The new EP has slowly begun releasing and couldn’t be a better reflection of who Mike is as an artist and individual. Listen in as he shares the recordings for the first time and explains the story behind each song. Its a listening party, it's a storytellers, its a confession ... it's something to do. We give you Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Mike Mangione & his new shiny project.

Pre- order and purchase here

Track Listing:
1. Three Days
2. Lay Down
3. Don't Give Up
4. Promised Land

T&M 17: Duane Lundy  

T&M 17: Duane Lundy - Music Producer

Music producer Duane Lundy and Mike’s relationship goes back to the production of Mike’s 2008 release, Tenebrae.  The two hit it off so well they teamed up again for Mike’s followup, Offering, two years later.  Besides being incredibly likable, which is key … Duane’s gift is a strong intentionality and devotion to the spirit and texture of a record.  Through the tools of the trade Duane can record color.  It’s hard to describe, easy to hear, and always enjoyed.  Besides Mike’s records Duane has worked with Ben Sollee, Jim James, Joe Pug, Sturgill Simpson to name a few.  Listen in as Mike and Duane discuss his world and their history in this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Duane Lundy.

Track Listing:
1. Waiting For No One - Mike Mangione
2. Bright Beginnings - Joe Pug
3. Oh, Sarah - Sunday Valley ( w Sturgill Simpson)
4. A Little Time Off Ahead - Vandaveer

T&M 16: Bishop Donald Hying  



T&M 16: Bishop Donald Hying - Bishop Of Gary, Indiana

Anyone who has moved to a new city alone knows you need to think positive and have an open disposition. But what does it take to be alone in a new city and in charge … as bishop?! Feet firm on the ground, a head floating in the heavens, a heart in search of others, a sense of humor and apparently an appetite. Mike sits with his Milwaukee friend and newly named bishop of Gary, Ind., Bishop Donald Hying, to talk about everything from not having faith to the Insane Clown Posse! Sit back, relax, quiet your mind, make the Sign of the Cross and enjoy this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Bishop Donald Hying.

Track Listing:
1. Promised Land - Mike Mangione (Upcoming Release, 2017)
2. Lay Down - Mike Mangione (Upcoming EP Release, 2017)
3. Three Days - Mike Mangione ( Upcoming EP Release, 2017)

T&M 15: Matisyahu  

T&M 15: Matisyahu- Reggae Artist

When Matisyahu came onto the scene people took notice.  A Hasidic Jew, dressed in a black suit, broad brim hat, beard and glasses, and singing reggae music will turn a few heads.  But it was the quality of his music, reverence for his craft and sincerity for his faith that has sustained this international pop/reggae star for the past decade.  As another artist of strong faith, Mike and Matis share common ground and discussed the possibility of music’s transcendent power and its potential to become prayer.  Matisyahu wants to build a home for you to dwell and know you are loved.  Join Mike & and Matis as they open the front door in this episode of Time & The Mystery: Conversations With Matisyahu.

Track Listing:
1. Storm Tossed
2. Love Born
3. Sick For So Long
4. Meditation 18
5. Akeda

T&M 14: Bo Ramsey  

***EPISODE REMOVED*** Sorry

T&M 14: Bo Ramsey 

We all have that person in our lives that exemplify the work we do. For Mike, that person is Bo Ramsey. Bo is sincere, honest, and musically pure. He is tone, he is style, he is taste, he is skill; he’s a man of few notes and fewer words – Bo is music and mystery. The moment Mike shared a stage with Bo back in 2008 he became a fan. In 2012 the two worked on Mike and his band’s 4th studio release, Red-winged Blackbird Man. In the time spent together Mike has come to understand three things about his friend: 1. Bo is the real deal 2. Bo wants to take you to church 3. When he talks … you listen. Mike had the privilege of listening and encourages you to do the same! Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Bo Ramsey. 

Track Listing:
1. No Place To Go - Stranger Blues
2. Living In A Corn Field- In The Weeds
3. Rise - Wildwood Calling
4. Sky Light - Wildwood Calling
5. Forget You - In The Weed

T&M 13: Jeannie & Jim Gaffigan 


 

Episode 13: Jeannie & Jim Gaffigan 

What could possibly demand the attention of Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan more than their intensely busy career?...Their marriage and family of course. Before a show in Milwaukee, WI, Mike sat with the couple to discuss marriage, faith and the work that has made them one of the most beloved and successful couples in comedy. The take away… It's ok to be a bit of a mess, it’s ok to not have it all figured out and that family is good! Join Mike as he enters into the nonstop and crazy mystery that is Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan in this episode of Time & The Mystery. 

Track Listing:
1. Disney- Mr. Universe
2. Public Restrooms- Obsessed
3. Catholic- Beyond The Pale
4. McDonalds- Mr. Universe

T&M 12: A.J Ellis 

Episode 12: A.J Ellis 

As a college baseball player, A.J Ellis never thought he would make it to the major leagues. When invited to play with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ellis was both grateful and surprised. He knew he would have to work hard to make the most out of his opportunity while remaining completely open to what baseball had in store for him. Now, after eight seasons with the Dodgers, Ellis sees himself not as a MLB star but rather a servant to both his teammates and fans alike. Join Mike as he goes deep into the career and life of A.J Ellis in this episode of Time & The Mystery. 
*Since the recording of this episode A.J has been traded to Philadelphia 

Track List:
1. Nothing Lasts Forever- Mike Mangione/Unreleased

T&M 11: Victor DeLorenzo  

Episode 11: Victor DeLorenzo 

When Victor DeLorenzo began his artistic journey in Milwaukee, WI, it was to literally fill the shoes of budding actor Willem Dafoe. But when forming his band, The Violent Femmes, innovation, practicality, and mobility inspired Victor to forge new ground and develop the bare bones “bastardized” style of drumming that put he and the Femmes on the map. The result was iconic music that not only touched a nerve but grabbed it, and forced its devotion to a whole new style of music … Folk – Punk. Join Mike as he and his friend talk about beginnings, his life with the Femmes and what makes him happy. I give you Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Victor DeLorenzo. 

Track List
1. Dr. Um - Victor DeLorenzo
2. Koto - Nineteen Thirteen
3. Color Me Once - Violent Femmes
4. Outside The Palace - Violent Femmes
5. Summertime - Nineteen Thirteen

T&M 10: Sean Moeller 


T&M 10: Sean Moeller 

In the early 2000s the music industry was changing rapidly. While most desperately clung to an old school model that was evaporating in their hands, Sean Moeller embraced the power of the web and created Daytrotter: a website platform showcasing recording sessions from his humble analog studio in Rock Island, IL. Being positioned between major markets, Sean began inviting touring bands to his studio to record during the day while passing through. A few agreed. Their sessions were stellar and word grew fast about this little island of rock in the sea of the touring highway. Soon, Daytrotter was hosting Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, even Glen Campbell stopped by for a session. Daytrotter quickly became a notable tastemaker in the indie rock scene, an intentional stop for all touring artists and a shining example of how embracing change with a little innovation can make even the smallest of places a global player. I give you Time & The Mystery: Conversations with Sean Moeller. 

Track Listing:
1. Summons-Field Report- Daytrotter Session
2. Re Stacks- Bon Iver- Daytrotter Session
3. Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone- Daytrotter Session
4. Sophia- Laura Marling- Daytrotter Session